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The first of several bathers– a new work in a cigar box that was apparently, unintentionally designed to be the world’s perfect mini-diptych in the most traditional sense;
1 : a 2-leaved hinged tablet folding together to protect writing on its waxed surfaces
2 : a picture or series of pictures (as an altarpiece) painted or carved on two hinged tablets
3 : a work made up of two matching parts
A little drawing I did last night with some new pencils (the full drawing is at the end of the post).
I must stop buying new art supplies. For awhile. Until I’ve used up some of those I’ve got! The discipline of making, of doing the work, every day, is not an easy one for me when it comes to my art. I’ve no trouble doing the work everyday when it comes to work; that is, when it is for clients, having deadlines and such. My own deadlines tend to take a backseat– to everything.
I’ve been working on a new idea for a project that will (with some perseverance) culminate in a deck of playing cards. Won’t say anything more at this time, but here is an initial conceptual sketch. Many more to do, to get at it properly, get the right feel and scale of things. Stay tuned for more info as I progress!
The final piece- click on the image to see larger. What a lot of work this boy has cost me– so much penciling. Looks somewhat stoic and rather better than I’d expected, though, now he’s finished. The process scans are useful and interesting (to me), as they are a reminder of at least some of the decision making that went on through the process.
Damnable boy with his fringed thingy…
Tuffet, pouffe or hassock are all terms for a piece of furniture used as a footstool or low seat. The names tuffet and hassock are both derived from English names for a small grassy hillock or clump of grass, in use since at least the sixteenth century. Pouffe is a nineteenth century French import for “something puffed out”.
This boy in a dress is sitting on just such a tuffet. From last night’s drawing adventure.
a girl, overexposed. pencil, ink and gouache on paper.
and a Lady. pencil on paper.
Slivers of drawings from art nights– more to come. Maybe these will become prints…